Sunday, October 7, 2007

Jon Udell's Interviews with Innovators :: Timo Hannay

Originally posted on Jon Udell's Interviews with Innovators on July 5, 2007.

As director of web publishing for Nature Publishing Group, Timo Hannay is applying web 2.0 principles to the realm of science. His projects include: Connotea, a social bookmarking service for scientists; Nature Network, a social network for scientists; and Nature Precedings, a site where researchers can share and discuss work prior to publication.

The social and collaborative aspects of these systems are, of course, inspired by their more general counterparts on the web:, Facebook and LinkedIn, the blogosophere. But while the general web provides useful models, science doesn't yet provide the same incentives to participate. Change is coming, though, and Timo Hannay and his team are doing everything they can to accelerate it.

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